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Poe thanks supporters for latest Pulse Asia survey ranking
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Independent senatorial candidate Senator Grace Poe on Tuesday thanked her supporters after she landed in the top spot of the latest Pulse Asia survey with fellow ...

Duterte issues order on transition of rebel units under Bangsamoro region
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 30) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an executive order which will help former combatants and other vulnerable sectors under the new Bangsamoro region ...

Muted April inflation seen but possible resurgence still worries policymakers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-30
MANILA, Philippines-The pace of price increases in the Philippines is seen to have slowed further in April, but authorities remain worried that inflation could spike once more in the domestic ...

PNP warns: Coddlers of fugitive Acierto may face charges, too
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday warned coddlers of Eduardo Acierto that they may also face charges for enabling the former police official to hide from the law.

Passengers of cancelled Cebu Pacific flights to get free local roundtrip ticket
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Passengers affected by the series of Cebu Pacific flight cancellations can not only have their flights rebooked or have their tickets refunded, they will also get one local ...

DOH to restart measles vaccination in schools on 2nd week of classes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Measles vaccination programs in schools will restart on the second week of classes, the Department of Health (DOH) announced on Tuesday. "When we launched our outbreak ...

Inflation may slow down further in April - BSP
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 30) -- Inflation rate could have slowed down again in April because of cheaper rice and a stronger peso, the central bank said Tuesday. The Bangko Sentral ng ...

'Get out': COMELEC commissioner enraged over PNP's alleged inspection of vote-counting machine warehouse
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 30) -- Thirteen days before the midterm elections, a furious Commission on Elections official warned the Philippine National Police that it has no authority ...

PH to join regional insurance facility vs natural disasters
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 30) -- The Philippines will sign up for a special insurance facility against natural hazards, the Department of Finance (DOF) said. The country will join the ...

Ride-hailing app to implement new policies to address unjust cancellation issues
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 30) -- In a bid to reduce instances of unreasonable cancellations, a ride-hailing app company updated its policies to promote better services. In a statement ...

Jimenez tells public: Do not sell your votes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-30
MANILA, Philippines -- As election day nears, Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez urged the public not to sell their votes. "With respect to everyone giving different ...

Philippines sugar output seen improving 5%
philstar.com - 2019-04-30
Cane production is also expected to decline to 23 million MT due to poor weather conditions and smaller planting area reported. The largest Philippine sugar export market is the US, as prices under the US tariff rate quota system are normally higher than ...

Probe of lahar use in supermarket urged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-30
Rescuers terminated the search for survivors on Saturday after deciding they had looked everywhere for bodies, according to Marlou Salazar, chief of civil defense in Central Luzon. Except for ...

ALI offers to buy portion of Makati Sports Club property
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-29
According to the annual report issued by Makati Sports Club last week, ALI has offered to buy 7,000 square meters of its 1.3-hectare property within the Makati central business district.

Ilocos minimum wage earners to get P30 hike
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Workers in Ilocos region are getting a pre-Labor Day gift as new minimum wage rates that are to take effect today have been raised by P30, according to the National Wages ...

Batangas terminal expanded
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-29
Batangas--Government officials welcomed the expansion of the Batangas Container Terminal (BCT), which would bolster efforts to spread economic growth outside Metro Manila, a key initiative of ...

Robredo says Otso Diretso gaining momentum as polls draw near
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The momentum has swung in favor of the Otso Diretso slate with less than three weeks to go before the 2019 midterm elections, according to Vice President Leni Robredo.

NFA rice to benefit poor communities
philstar.com - 2019-04-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Amid the reorganization of the National Food Authority (NFA), government officials assured that rice supplied by the agency would still be made available to the market, but only in select areas to ensure that only poor communities ...

Facebook Is Suing a Company Selling Fake Instagram Engagement. Here's What It Means For Entrepreneurs
Inc. - 2019-04-29
Because social media is still such a new medium, one big question mark hanging over the heads of influencers and brands that drive massive engagement across various networks is how real that engagement truly is. Since social media began, the landscape has ...

Duque orders probe of complaint on foreign doctors
philstar.com - 2019-04-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has ordered an investigation into the employment of foreign doctors in some hospitals without the necessary permits. Duque directed the Human Resource for Health Development Bureau of the ...

Here's Why Tim Cook Is a Better Leader Than Steve Jobs, According to an Apple Expert
Inc. - 2019-04-29
Who's the best CEO Apple ever had? Most people would instantly point to the late Steve Jobs, the company's brilliant and high-profile co-founder. But current Apple CEO Tim Cook is actually a better CEO than Jobs ever was, according to Leander Kahney, who ...

Biomarker May Be a Diagnostic Test for ME/CFS
Medscape - 2019-04-29
An investigational blood test appears to reliably distinguish individuals with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) from healthy persons and may serve as a low-cost diagnostic for the illness, new data suggest. Rahim Esfandyarpour ...

Power supply deficiency expected until June
philstar.com - 2019-04-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Luzon grid was placed on red alert anew yesterday due to severe power supply deficiency, a situation which is expected to extend until June, according to industry leaders. The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) raised ...

An auto exec who was ahead of the curve on electric cars explains what he sees as the biggest opportunity in the self-driving industry
Business Insider - 2019-04-29
In some ways, Tony Posawatz is the forgotten man of the electric-car revolution. The longtime auto executive oversaw the launch of the Chevy Volt in 2011, ushering in a critical transitional vehicle. The Volt served up about 50 miles of all-electric range ...

Five Marvel movies to look forward to after 'Avengers: Endgame'
Mashable - 2019-04-29
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 ...

This Week, NASA Is Pretending An Asteroid Is On Its Way To Smack The Earth
NPR - 2019-04-29
The giant asteroid is in a horrible orbit and has a 1% chance of striking the Earth in just eight years. And -- thank goodness -- it doesn't really exist. It's a fictitious asteroid that's the focus of a realistic exercise devised for scientists and ...

A software outage is wreaking havoc on major airlines including American, Alaska, and JetBlue
Business Insider - 2019-04-29
A software outage is wreaking havoc on major airlines including American, Alaska, and JetBlue. Based on customer complaints, the outage has prevented passengers from checking in, boarding flights, and making reservations. American, Alaska, and JetBlue have ...

Former rights activist arrested for drugs in Davao City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-29
DAVAO CITY -- A former human rights activist in Southern Mindanao was arrested at a checkpoint here after he was found in possession of an improvised tooter with a residue of crystal meth, or ...

Florida researchers find success breeding colorful aquarium fish
Upi.com - 2019-04-29
RUSKIN, Fla., April 29 (UPI) --Researchers in Florida, helped by donations from SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, are behind a successful and growing effort to breed aquarium fish in captivity. Once almost impossible, captive breeding colorful reef fish is ...

Rate, RRR cuts inevitable -- Diokno
philstar.com - 2019-04-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The reversal of the tightening cycle and the reduction of the level of deposits banks are required to keep with the central bank are "inevitable," according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. During the general membership ...

Many smokers switch to vaping during pregancy, but safety issues remain
Upi.com - 2019-04-29
Are many women who smoke switching to e-cigarettes during pregnancy? That's the suggestion from a new study that finds close to 4 percent of pregnant American women are vaping, and the rate of e-cigarette use is actually higher among pregnant women than ...

Slack Makes 40 Percent of Its Revenue From Less than 1 Percent of Its Customers. Here's Why That's Not as Bad as It Sounds
Inc. - 2019-04-29
Slack has more than 600,000 customers worldwide, but it only makes money from a fraction of them. The San Francisco-based workplace communication startup revealed some of its financial information Friday, ahead of its direct listing on the New York Stock ...

Cute or creepy: why humans love some species, loathe others
philstar.com - 2019-04-29
PARIS, France -- The Chinese giant salamander, the largest amphibian in the world, is not cute. Weighing as much as an adult human, it has slimy brown skin, a giant mouth curled to a gormless grin, and puny, mistrustful eyes. It is also one of the world's ...

TUCP set to file wage hike pleas outside NCR
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-29
"That... existing minimum wage of P537 in the National Capital Region sorely meets [sic] basic needs for food, water, clothing, education, transport, health, housing and electricity," the petition read. Asked if the TUCP will be filing petitions in ...

U.N. warns of worsening humanitarian situation in Libya
Rappler - 2019-04-29
The fighting has killed at least 278 people and wounded more than 1,300, according to a toll released Wednesday, April 24, by the World Health Organization. It has also forced 41,000 people to flee combat areas around Tripoli, do Valle Ribeiro said ...

Be ready for mass-casualty incidents-Gordon to government
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-29
The Luzon quake left 18 people dead and 243 others injured, of which 174 have been validated by the Department of Health. Gordon said he was "calling on the whole country and the government to ...

Whistle-blower protection and its impact on business
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-29
The European Parliament finally voted on April 16, 2019, to approve groundbreaking legislation that will harmonize and strengthen whistle-blower protections across the European Unions (EU) member ...

Filipino workers are no slowpokes
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-29
Now, people from the third world countries look up to the US as a land of promise -- better education, better health care, better opportunities and better quality of life. Look at the cross ...

2019 election; missing the economic reality
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-29
Ignore foreign ownership restriction, land ownership and even ease of doing business. If a company can save 20 percent in wages in a particular country, it is almost a no-brainer decision where to ...

UnionBank net income declines in first quarter
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-29
Edwin R. Bautista, UnionBank president and chief executive officer, added that the lender is confident it will be able to sustain the double-digit growth expansion of its lending business this year to mark its fifth year of above-industry loan growth.

IDC recognizes Infor for leading mobile functionality, Cloud capabilities
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-29
BUSINESS cloud software provider Infor has been cited as a leader in the recent IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Asset-Intensive EAM Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment report.

U.S. has recorded 704 cases of measles this year, a 25-year-high: health officials
Reuters - 2019-04-29
(Reuters) - The United States recorded 78 new measles cases last week for a total of 704 cases so far this year, the greatest number in a quarter century, federal health officials ... Israel and the Philippines, federal officials said.

U.S. has recorded 704 cases of measles this year, a 25-year-high: health officials
Reuters - 2019-04-29
(Reuters) - The United States recorded 78 new measles cases last week for a total of 704 cases so far this year, the greatest number in a quarter century, federal health officials ... Israel and the Philippines, federal officials said.

LIST: Cebu Pacific cancels 58 flights from May 1 to 10
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 29) -- Budget carrier Cebu Pacific and its affiliate Cebgo announced Monday the cancellation of a number of flights due to "unprecedented disruption" in its ...

The obscure advisory committees at the heart of the U.S. drug pricing debate
Reuters - 2019-04-29
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Expectations were high last year for three new migraine drugs hitting the market from Amgen Inc, Eli Lilly and Co and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. Priced around $7,000 each, the drugmakers called them "breakthrough" treatments ...

Samsung unveils first real QLED 8K TV in the Philippines
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-29
Photo shows (from left) Samsung Philippines Business Director for TV and Audio Brian Yim, Vice President for Consumer Electronics Victor Filart, Jr., Chief Marketing Officer Patrick Tolentino ...

Japan packaging firm Packwell to set up shop at DLI Davao industrial estate
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-29
DAVAO CITY -- Packwell Inc., a Japanese company that manufactures paper-based packaging and containers, has signed an agreement to establish operations at the Floirendo-owned Anflo Industrial Estate (AIE) in Panabo City, Davao del Norte. Under the deal ...

The China Issue: Impressions of a military mind
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-29
The use of lies and half-truth is a tactic that is widespread in business and commerce, politics, and even in religion. What is not understandable is our penchant for profuse hospitality and trust. The Communist Party of China has indoctrinated its people ...

Is there a middle ground between employment and entrepreneurship?
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-29
The implication in this statement is that more Filipinos should pursue entrepreneurship. Owning your own business is the path to financial success -- rather than earning a fixed salary, you can potentially keep all the revenues from your company.

BAVI bags top accreditation for people management practices
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-29
"We have always believed that for us to be ahead in our industry, we must take care and rigorously develop our people who take care of our business," said Mascariñas. "This IIP Gold ...

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