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COMELEC: More petitions filed to stop Cardema substitution bid
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 24) -- More complaints have been filed seeking to block the substitution plea of former National Youth Commission Chair Ronald Cardema as substitute nominee of ...

Megaworld builds new mall in Bacolod
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-24
MANILA, Philippines-Tycoon Andrew Tan-led property developer Megaworld Corp. is investing P1.2 billion to build a three-level lifestyle-oriented shopping mall in its Bacolod City township The ...

1 dead, 2 hurt after tricycle hits car in Lucena
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-24
LUCENA CITY -- A tricycle driver was killed and his two passengers injured in an accident along the Maharlika Highway here Thursday night, police said. Michael Abanilla was driving his tricycle ...

More Filipinos expect lives, economy to improve this year - SWS
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 24) -- Almost half of Filipinos are seeing better lives and an improved economy in the next 12 months, according to a non-commissioned nationwide poll conducted ...

SWS: Half of Filipinos expect life to improve
philstar.com - 2019-05-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Half of Filipinos expect their quality of life will get better, the Social Weather Stations first quarter survey showed. The poll, conducted from March 28 to 31, found 50% of the 1,440 respondents expecting their personal quality of ...

Meeting (and engaging with) your customers where they are -- online
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-24
A study by Nielsen revealed that 85 percent of consumers use the internet to find a local business, and make their buying decisions based on online reviews, ratings, and other information found online. Consumers are exhibiting a more proactive mindset ...

SM Prime opens new office hub in Iloilo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-24
MANILA, Philippines-Property giant SM Prime Holdings Inc. has expanded its office portfolio with the opening of a new 13-storey office building in Iloilo City. Strata Tower -- located along ...

U.S. Health officials considered banning individuals from flying to prevent measles transmission
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-24
(CNN) -- State and local health officials have consulted with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recent months about the possibility of preventing individuals from flying to ...

Floyd Mayweather rematch talk persists
philstar.com - 2019-05-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Even as there is media frenzy over the July 20 WBA welterweight unification championship showdown between "super" titlist Keith Thurman and "regular" beltholder Sen. Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas, talk of a rematch with ...

EcoWaste to China: Probe entry of plastic trash to Philippines from Hong Kong
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The environment watch group EcoWaste Coalition has called on China to probe the entry of mixed plastic wastes from Hong Kong into the Philippines. "We are shocked that ...

Dela Rosa says he may not need seminars on lawmaking after all
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... in public administration and a doctorate in development administration from the University of Southeastern Philippines in Davao City. Dela Rosa earlier told CNN Philippines that he wants to take seminars or trainings ...

Huawei Leads the Digital PV World at Solar Show Philippines 2019
YAHOO! - 2019-05-24
PASAY, Philippines, May 24 ... Smart I-V Curve Diagnosis for Massive Module Health Check Remotely: One click massive inverter string I-V curve scanning in monitoring system to identity under ...

'Bikoy' rushed to PNP hospital a day after reversing drug tale
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 24) -- Peter Joemel Advincula, known as "Bikoy", was rushed to the hospital a day after retracting his claim that the Duterte family is involved in illegal drug trade. Advincula led a press briefing on Thursday morning ...

A champion of countryside progress
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-24
It was in 1978 when Mr. Laus, at the age of 28, left his corporate job as a bank manager to pursue his entrepreneurial vision. He took the challenge of putting up a business in his hometown, San Fernando -- the capital of Pampanga -- with a long-term ...

The business empire of Levy Laus
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-24
The conglomerate is a force to reckon with not only in the automotive industry but also in other fields, like insurance. Corporate Guarantee and Insurance Company (CGIC) is a non-insurance firm that Mr. Laus founded in 1997 that offers a variety of non ...

Metro Manila, Bicol, Eastern Visayas to have rain, cloudy skies -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Metro Manila will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain due to localized thunderstorms, the weather bureau said in its Friday morning forecast.

Gov't spending still deflated in April due to budget delay
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 24) -- Public spending remained in a slump in April, with agencies left with limited options as they operate under a reenacted budget. The government spent ...

A remarkable growth
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-24
For his part, Franz Joie D. Araque, senior vice-president and head of the health care division of Cocolife, a Filipino-owned insurance company with health insurance business, said, "The shift of the supervision of the HMOs from the DoH to the Insurance ...

Cocolife: Committed to the health and well-being of Filipinos
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-24
This roughly translates to around 1000 corporate clients, with an estimated 450,000 individual members, making it among the biggest health insurance providers in the country. Health care insurance premiums by the company amounted to around P2.5 billion in ...

A key to prevention and wellness
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-24
With the corporate sector possibly being subject to various lifestyle diseases, an executive checkup promotes the wellness of employees. This, in turn, contributes to their enthusiasm and productivity at work, and lessens their chances of taking time off ...

Hard marketing lessons to be learned from 2019 polls
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-24
Not even one candidate from Otso Diretso, a Liberal Party (LP)-dominated opposition slate, won a seat in the Senate during the recently concluded elections. Where did their campaign go wrong?

ADB extends biggest loan to Ph
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
Travel time between Blumentritt in Manila and Clark International Airport in Pampanga will be slashed to less than one hour when the 53.1-kilometer Malolos-Clark Railway Project starts operations ...

Servant leader
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
A reader says: I love what you wrote about stewardship: we should work well together so that we can leave the family business in better shape to our children than what we inherited from our parents.

Facebook removed 2.2 billion fake accounts in three months
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-23
(CNN) -- Facebook took down 2.2 billion fake accounts between January and March, a record high for the company. That number is only slightly less than the 2.38 billion monthly active users ...

1.8 M children at risk due to conflict in Mindanao
philstar.com - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The conflict in Mindanao continues to threaten some 1.8 million children, according to international child welfare organization Save the Children. Albert Muyot, Save the Children Philippines chief executive officer, said these ...

SEC cracks down on erring financing firms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
Deluged with complaints from harassed borrowers, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is cracking down on unethical practices employed by financing and lending companies in collecting debts.

DICT: US trade ban on Huawei to have minimal effect on PHL telcos
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-23
For their 5G initiatives, both Globe Telecom Inc. and PLDT Inc. have taken Huawei as one of their equipment suppliers. However, both have also tapped other foreign tech companies such as Nokia and ...

Imported vehicle sales surge in April
philstar.com - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Vehicle importers remain optimistic of an industry recovery in 2019 as their combined sales have crossed positive territory for the first time this year, indicating improving consumer demand. The Association of Vehicle Importers and ...

3 Speaker aspirants woo party list bloc
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
Three contenders for the post of House Speaker have started courting the votes of party list representatives who have organized themselves into a 60-member coalition. 1-Pacman party list Rep.

New Avanza at old price; Lexus stars
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-23
WHERE in the world can you find a second-generation model sticking to its old price despite being equipped with new hi-tech features? Only at Toyota Motors Philippines (TMP). The new Avanza, first ...

Elon Musk's Boring Company wins contract to build Las Vegas tunnel
Mashable - 2019-05-23
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 ...

In 4 Words, Google Explains Why It Relies on Real People to Make Calls With Its AI Booking Service
Inc. - 2019-05-23
It was a little over a year ago when Google, during their on-stage tech demonstration, showed off their AI booking service called Duplex. You tell Google Duplex to make reservations at a restaurant, and with a single command its artificial intelligence ...

Red-hot startup Snowflake is adding support for Google's cloud in an effort to meet Wall Street's demand
Business Insider - 2019-05-23
One of the hottest startups in the cloud computing space is adding support for Google Cloud as it aims to court Wall Street clients. Snowflake, the cloud-based data warehouse valued at $3.5 billion, will soon be able to work with customer data in Google's ...

Fresh off a $530M round, Aurora acquires lidar startup Blackmore
TechCrunch - 2019-05-23
Aurora, the self-driving car startup backed by Sequoia Capital and Amazon, is in an acquiring mood. The company, founded in early 2017 by Chris Urmson, Sterling Anderson and Drew Bagnell ...

Facebook Removed 2.2 Billion Fake Accounts This Year. It Only Has 2.38 Billion Active Users
Fortune - 2019-05-23
Facebook released its community standards enforcement report Thursday morning, offering a much more in-depth look at the inner workings of the company than previously seen. One of the most ...

Robinhood users have been scooping up Tesla's plunging stock
Business Insider - 2019-05-23
The Robinhood trading app, an app popular among younger investors, reported an increase in the numnber of users holding Tesla shares despite the stock's plunging price. Accounts holding Tesla increased by 4% over the past week to 156,00 from 150,000.

Index ends 4-day climb, slides on profit taking
philstar.com - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market corrected yesterday after four straight days of rally, closing 11.04 points lower at 7,804.03. Likewise, the broader All Shares gauge was also down by 12.59 points, or 0.26 percent, to finish at 4,809.26. Most ...

Depression: Esketamine trial leaves 'more questions than answers'
Medical News Today - 2019-05-23
A phase 3 clinical trial testing esketamine nasal spray in the treatment of severe depression found the spray mostly safe and effective. The findings led to the recent FDA approval of this treatment. Despite this, other researchers caution that "more ...

Why WeWork Could Be the Star Of 2019's IPO Class
International Business Times - 2019-05-23
WeWork hasn't even gone public yet, but the start-up is already one of the most controversial companies out there. Now valued at $47 billion, the 9-year-old office-sharing juggernaut has inspired plenty of skepticism about its valuation, as well as basic ...

Five global trends and association events
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-23
Business events will need to move past reactive adjustments to adopt a proactive approach to personalize experiences, understanding the needs of participants before they arrive at the event.

Hot money outflow hits $299 M in April
philstar.com - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines -- More foreign portfolio investments or speculative funds exited the Philippines for the second straight month as net outflow reached $298.8 million in April, reversing the $279.29 million net inflow recorded in the same month last ...

Officials: Travelers may have caught measles at DFW Airport
Upi.com - 2019-05-23
May 23 (UPI) --As the United States deals with its most severe measles outbreak in a quarter-century, officials at one of the nation's busiest airports said Thursday travelers there may have been exposed the disease this month. Tarrant County Public Health ...

New treatment lowers bad cholesterol in heart attack patients, study says
Upi.com - 2019-05-23
May 23 (UPI) --A new treatment might be able to remove "bad cholesterol" from the blood in a matter of hours, a recent study says. Within two to three hours, a procedure known as LDL apheresis drove down the LDL cholesterol levels of heart attack patients ...

Epson to cater to B2B market to help sustain growth this year
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-23
BORACAY, Aklan--Epson Philippines Corp. (EPC) plans to cater more to the business-to-business (B2B) market as it seeks to continuously expand by double digits this year. "We posted a 20-percent ...

Daily Self Weigh-in and Tracking Prevents Holiday Excess
Medscape - 2019-05-23
People who weighed themselves daily and tracked fluctuations via an app avoided weight gain over the holiday season compared with those who didn't monitor themselves in this way, show the results of the first randomized controlled trial (RCT) of its kind.

Psychedelic Cuts Cravings, Consumption in Alcohol Use Disorder
Medscape - 2019-05-23
SAN FRANCISCO -- Just two doses of the psychedelic drug psilocybin, taken over a period of 8 weeks, significantly reduced alcohol use and cravings in patients with alcohol use disorder, preliminary findings show. In the first study to use modern clinical ...

TUCP lauds passage of 'anti-endo' bill in Senate, expresses 'fear' over Finance chief's opposition
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) -- The biggest group of labor federations in the country is in praise of the Senate for approving a bill seeking to strengthen workers' security of tenure ...

Mandatory ROTC should be reimposed at college level, not senior high - experts
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) -- The mandatory Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program should be revived at the tertiary or college level instead of senior high school, experts ...

Imee Marcos on historical revisionism: It's our duty to tell our side of the story
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) -- Amid accusations of historical revisionism, Senator-elect Imee Marcos says it is the duty of her family now to tell "their side of the story" on her ...

PHL IT workers skilled in basics, developing capability seen key
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-23
Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) Board Trustee Jonathan D. de Luzuriaga said the Philippines has a sizeable workforce with basic capabilities who need to advance their skills in order to keep up with ASEAN ...

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