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Incognito mode is coming to Google Maps and Google search
Business Insider - 2019-05-07
You'll soon be able to keep your activity on Google's Maps app a bit more private from the company. The search giant plans to add an Incognito mode to Google Maps, company CEO Sundar Pichai said at the company's annual I/O developer conference on Tuesday.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made One Simple Change to Help Him Avoid iPhone Addiction
Entrepreneur - 2019-05-07
Phone addiction has become such a worldwide problem that even the Pope weighed in this month. Pope Francis warned a group of high schoolers about it during a meeting at their school in Rome, reports the Catholic magazine America. He told the teens to ...

Google says it will address AI, machine learning model bias with technology called TCAV
ZDNet - 2019-05-07
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company is working to make its artificial intelligence and machine learning models more transparent as a way to defend against bias. Pichai outlined a bevy of artificial intelligence enhancements and moves to put more ...

One quote from Warren Buffett is the perfect advice for investing in the age of Uber and Netflix
Business Insider - 2019-05-07
While Berkshire Hathaway is holding the 2019 edition of its annual meeting on Saturday, one piece of advice from Berkshire CEO and market sage Warren Buffett from the 2000 meeting is a great adage for current investors. While Buffett has been a wellspring ...

High-Dose Radiotherapy Boosts Survival Rate in Mesothelioma
Medscape - 2019-05-07
Treatment with high doses of radiotherapy may significantly boost survival for patients with mesothelioma, according to new findings. New results from a randomized clinical trial show that patients who were treated with aggressive radiotherapy were twice ...

Huge Racial Disparities Found in Deaths Linked to Pregnancy
The New York Times - 2019-05-07
African-American, Native American and Alaska Native women die of pregnancy-related causes at a rate about three times higher than those of white women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday. Sixty percent of all pregnancy ...

PH joblessness rate drops for second straight quarter -- SWS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The joblessness rate in the Philippines in the first quarter of 2019 declined for the second straight quarter, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released ...

Petron net income plunges 77% to P1.3 billion in January-March
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-07
With the continued growth of its polypropylene business, Petron is also nearing completion of its polypropylene plant expansion, which is expected to boost better margins.

20,000 cops to secure polls in Western Visayas, Central Luzon
philstar.com - 2019-05-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Western Visayas police has deployed 9,345 of its personnel to render election duties starting yesterday. At least 2,494 members of Mobile Force companies, who will form part of quick reaction forces, were also dispatched in ...

UN report: Humans accelerating extinction of other species
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-07
"Business as usual is a disaster," Watson said. At least 680 species with backbones have already gone extinct since 1600. The report said 559 domesticated breeds of mammals used for food have ...

DOLE inspecting outlets barring non-Chinese clients
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-07
"It is the DTI [Department of Trade and Industry] which implements the Consumer Protection Act, and LGU [local government unit] when it comes to business permits," Benavidez said. He said the ...

Asean Marine, Aviation and Goods in Transit insurance
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-07
Hence, a foreign company that seeks to transact MAT insurance business in the Philippines would need to have commercial presence in the Philippines. Once licensed, that insurance company can then ...

Federal Land applies Japanese quake vibration control technology to upcoming BGC project
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-07
CONSIDERING that the Philippines is prone to earthquake and other seismic activities being located in the Pacific Ring of Fire--the recent of which were the 6.1 and 6.5 magnitude tremors that ...

Poblacion: An urban innovation challenge
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-07
His business model allows locally grown food to be accessible to customers and businesses in Poblacion. ULI spearheaded the Urban Innovation Challenge in which entrepreneurs, professionals and ...

BPOs upgrading to more prestigious office spaces
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-07
a new breed of office buildings designed primarily for efficiency and functionality has become the legacy in key Philippine cities of the business-process outsourcing (BPO) industry which has been ...

DNL posts flat earnings growth as sales slide 8% in first 3 months
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-07
This, combined with government underspending, affected our volume growth. However, macroeconomic indicators show that the business environment will improve going forward," DNL President and Chief Executive Officer Alvin D. Lao said in a statement.

Duterte signs law giving 10-year fiscal perks to energy-efficient projects
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-07
File photo from Presidential Communications. PRESIDENT Duterte has signed into law a measure that will encourage energy-efficient projects by providing 10-year fiscal incentives. Prior to passing ...

If Art is a Hammer: Portraits of Filipino artists as working stiffs
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-07
He had to issue ORs to his many corporate clients, but his case is rare. Most Filipino artists do not have formal contracts or such a surfeit of projects. Many simply fall through the cracks, without the safety nets of SSS, PhilHealth, or Pag-Ibig.

TUCP files P386-wage-hike bid in Central Visayas
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-07
"Forcing workers and their families to subsist on nutritionally deficient meals for a long period will definitely have bigger repercussions for business, bigger costs to the government and the ...

Garments exporter taps EDC to power Cavite facility
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-07
"We believe geothermal power is a great fit for our business. It is a great complement to the biomass boiler we have on-site, which powers our air-conditioning systems, among others, using waste ...

Harry and Meghan love story takes new turn: A baby boy
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-07
She is an American who enjoyed a successful career in show business before joining "the firm," as the royals are known to many. The child will be eligible for dual citizenship, but Harry and ...

GMA debuts P63-million state-of-the-art news set, technology for election coverage
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-07
From left: GMA First Vice President for News Grace de la Peña-Reyes; GMA Senior Vice President for News and Public Affairs Marissa L. Flores; FX Design Group Sr. Project Manager and Lighting ...

Pilipinas Shell allots P2 billion-P3 billion to build hydrogen facility in Batangas refinery
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-07
Of the P6 billion, P2 billion will be allocated for retail business, P2 billion to P3 billion for manufacturing and the remaining amount will be spent for its supply chain. In 2018, the oil ...

FAO pitches global pact vs obesity, adoption of healthy diet standards
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-07
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is pushing for a global pact against obesity and called on governments to establish rules and standards to promote healthy and nutritious food. FAO ...

Recent airline crashes run against trend toward safer flying
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-07
Lightning strikes are not uncommon. In the U.S. alone, there are about 25 million every year, according to the National Weather Service. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said airline ...

SM Supermalls wins landmark 45 Stevie Awards this year
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-07
The Stevies, previously known as The American Business Awards and then The International Business Awards, is the only business awards program that recognizes innovation in the workplace in all 22 ...

DTI urged to check foreign compliance with capital rules
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-07
to check if there are violations," Roberto S. Claudio, vice-chair of the business group, said in a mobile message on Monday. Mr. Claudio said, however, that it may be difficult to get a clear picture of the situation as some use dummies or joint ventures ...

17 dengue deaths in Soccsksargen from January to April
philstar.com - 2019-05-07
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- There have been 17 reported deaths due to dengue in Region 12 between January and April this year, the Department of Health regional office said. According to Department of Health-12, there were 4,631 cases of dengue in that ...

MORE price declines, less Dutertenomics
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-07
a. Business confidence has been declining. b. Ease of doing business global ranking improved, then declined. c. Current account balance as share of GDP has been deteriorating to high deficit. d. Public debt has been rising big time in the last two years.

SWS: Fewer Filipinos jobless in first quarter 2019
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 7) -- Fewer Filipinos were without work in the first quarter, according to the latest survey from the Social Weather Stations (SWS) released Tuesday. The survey ...

NUPL to pursue legal action over inclusion in supposed ouster 'matrix'
philstar.com - 2019-05-07
Speaking at a forum at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, NUPL secretary general Ephraim Cortez said the group will not file libel cases because these curtail the freedom of expression, but that charges "will definitely" be filed against ...

Duterte signs energy efficiency, conservation law
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 7) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law on energy efficiency and conservation. Under Republic Act 11285, the Department of Energy (DOE) will prescribe ...

PCG rescues 6 passengers of half-submerged motorbanca in Leyte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Six passengers of a half-submerged private motorbanca in Bato town in Leyte were rescued, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Tuesday. PCG said the motorbanca was on its ...

Brother of New Corella town mayor gunned down
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-07
DAVAO CITY--The brother of the incumbent mayor of New Corella town in Davao del Norte was shot and killed by an unidentified gunman on a motorcycle at Purok 5, Barangay Poblacion here on Tuesday.

Moot and academic: SC junks San Juan recall election bid
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court has dismissed the petition of San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez questioning the approval by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the conduct of a recall ...

WATCH: Filipino scientists find damaged coral reefs, plastics in Spratlys
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-07
MANILA, Philippines -- A group of young Filipino scientists on Sunday completed a two-week expedition to the Kalayaan Island Group in the West Philippine Sea aimed at studying the connectivity of ...

DOLE to check on Chinese-only establishments
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Tuesday that it would look into reports on the growing number of establishments catering solely to Chinese nationals ...

Philippine startup community ranks 54th out of 100 globally
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-07
Aside from the Philippines, India, Thailand ... Barriers such as a general lack of startup entrepreneurship and a conservative business mindset continue to hinder potential growth. But with a robust selection of government entrepreneurship programs ...

Dollar reserves climb to $83.96 billion in April
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 7) -- Dollar reserves maintained by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) rose in April, providing a bigger cover for foreign debt and import payments.

Policeman tagged as mastermind in Jee Ick-Joo slay allowed to post bail
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 7) -- The police officer, who has been alleged as the mastermind behind the 2016 kidnap-slay of South Korean businessman Jee Ick-Joo, has been allowed to post bail.

Petron nets ?1.3 billion in Q1
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 7) -- Petron Corp. saw profits slip in the first quarter because of higher fuel taxes and rising oil prices. The listed oil company reported a consolidated net ...

Opposition senatorial bets demand information on Marawi rehabilitation
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 7) -- Two opposition senatorial candidates are asking the government to disclose the "real status" of rehabilitation efforts in war-torn Marawi. Marawi civic ...

Sister of missing ex-cop seeks help of Duterte, Albayalde
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The sister of abducted retired Police Major Lito Pirote on Tuesday asked the help of President Rodrigo Duterte and Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General ...

Government debt rises to ?7.8 trillion in March
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 7) -- Total debts held by the national government went up in March due to higher borrowings and exchange rate adjustments. Outstanding government debt reached ...

Construction of LRT-1 Cavite extension kicks off
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 7) -- After a two-year delay, the construction of the Light Rail Transit (LRT-1) Cavite extension finally began Tuesday. The LRT-1 currently has 20 stations ...

Shut down Chinese-only businesses, Lacson urges
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The government should shut down restaurants and other businesses exclusively catering to Chinese nationals staying in the country, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Sunday.

Brewer AB InBev eyes minority listing of Asian business
Nasdaq - 2019-05-07
UNRIVALLED ASIAN BUSINESS The company's Asian business would be unrivalled ... Potential partners might include ThaiBev or San Miguel , of the Philippines. For its first quarter, AB InBev said EBITDA came in at $4.99 billion, an organic increase of 8.2 ...

Meralco power rates down in May
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 7) -- The public can save on their electricity bills this month as power rates have dropped, the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) announced on Tuesday.

Metrobank nets P6.8B in first three months of 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Ty family-led Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) chalked up P6.8 billion in net income for the first quarter, up by 15 percent year-on-year on the back of higher ...

Globe Telecom surprises with 40% income increase in 1st three months
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-07
Industry giant Globe Telecom saw a profit surge in the first quarter of the year with earnings powered by strong demand for data services and tight controls over costs. The results, which beat ...

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