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FAA Certifies Google's Wing Drone Delivery Company To Operate As An Airline
NPR - 2019-04-23
The Federal Aviation Administration has certified Alphabet's Wing Aviation to operate as an airline, in a first for U.S. drone delivery companies. Wing, which began as a Google X project, has been testing its autonomous drones in southwest Virginia and ...

Public hospitals in Cebu on "code white alert" for NYD 2019
Inquirer.net - 2019-04-23
"We coordinated with the local government units from Naga to Liloan so that we can look into the health concerns of the delegates in the respective festival sites," he said. Blanco said each ...

Robredo on new destabilization matrix: Is this one reliable?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Vice President Leni Robredo doubts the veracity of a matrix linking journalists and human rights lawyers to a destabilization plot, noting that previous one released by ...

Burning Need to Help Patients With Schizophrenia Quit Smoking
Medscape - 2019-04-23
ORLANDO, Florida -- Helping patients with schizophrenia who smoke kick their tobacco addiction is a matter of life or death, experts say. Not only do patients with schizophrenia smoke at a much higher rate than the general population, but smoking is a ...

24 heritage churches in Pampanga damaged; Courts, schools checked
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-23
The mayor also ordered a thorough inspection of all buildings in the city, especially the Central Business District, to ensure the safety of workers and residents. Emergency responders also ...

Poll bets told to disclose environmental agenda
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-23
AS the country prepares for the national and local polls in May, the Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship (PBEST) has called on all political candidates to push for balanced policies ...

DOF assures Japanese of good PHL tax climate
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-23
The Department of Finance (DOF) has cited the second package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) will expand opportunities for Japanese investors to do business in the Philippines.

Ulipristal Tied to Improved Quality of Life With Fibroids
Medscape - 2019-04-23
Ulipristal acetate may improve quality of life and symptom severity in women with uterine fibroids, according to a study published online on April 5 in Obstetrics & Gynecology. "Improvements in health-related quality of life, taken together with the ...

Red Cross urges public to take earthquake drills seriously
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Red Cross chairman Senator Richard Gordon urged the public Tuesday to take earthquake drills seriously. Gordon issued this statement following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake ...

Sri Lanka arrests 40 suspects after bombings, toll up to 310
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-23
Relatives carry a coffin for burial during the funerals of three members of the same family, who all died at the Easter Sunday bomb blast at Saint Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, on Monday ...

Electric scooters have zipped by docked bikes in popularity
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-23
Yet the industry persists and venture capitalists, ride-hailing companies and traditional auto manufacturers have poured millions of dollars into the fledgling business. The original bike-share ...

Dealing with difficult people
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-23
If not, move on but do not let them get under your skin. Just shrug it off and go about your business. And smile. Smiling jumpstarts your happy hormones and helps you get rid of the bad taste in ...

Colorado company pioneers real-estate franchising in PHL
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-23
FRANCHISING is one of the best routes toward entrepreneurship. With a reliable franchise as a business partner, a fledgling entrepreneur can be guided and trained properly in running the business.

HK property scion has no house, and no inheritance
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-23
"I am trying to provide new technology tools to make it move faster ... the soft-spoken Shih says he earns only a regular salary. The foundation that his father donated the Centaline stake ...

Duterte says he gets blood tests 'almost every other day'
Rappler - 2019-04-23
Duterte even rolled up his sleeves to show the circular tape used to cover the puncture in his arm at the 7th Union Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Pasay City, a conference attended by doctors and health experts. "As a matter of fact, I acquired ...

Paving roads with plastic bottles rescued from the sea
philstar.com - 2019-04-23
To make the pavement, some 150,000 soft drink bottles were converted into 3,600 kg of shredded plastic, then mixed with cement and sand in a laboratory in the city of San Pedro Sula, in northern Honduras, to test its resistance to weight and weather ...

Acierto, 7 others ordered arrested over shabu in magnetic lifters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Manila City Regional Trial Court Branch 35 has ordered the arrest of former police official Eduardo Acierto and seven others indicted for smuggling billions worth of ...

Recto: Senate building is safe, work resumes Wednesday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-23
MANILA, Philippines-- Senate employees can resume work on Wednesday as its building was declared safe after a magnitude 6.1 quake. "Senate building is safe," Senate President Pro Tempore ...

Duterte hints at leaving full Marawi restoration to affluent residents, businessmen
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 23) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said affluent residents and businessmen of Marawi may fully restore the war-torn city. Duterte made the comment ...

China envoy insists no hidden agenda in deals with PH
Inquirer - 2019-04-23
MANILA, Philippines -- China has once again denied any hidden agenda in loan agreements with the Philippines, adding that the accusation of the so-called China debt trap was "completely ...

Richard Yap is out to prove he's more than 'just a celebrity'
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 23) -- Richard Yap has a fruitful career as an actor. Entering the entertainment industry as a commercial model of a popular fast-food chain, the 51-year-old ...

The rate of ice loss in Greenland has increased six-fold since the 1980s
Upi.com - 2019-04-23
April 23 (UPI) --Greenland's rate of ice loss has increased six-fold over the last few decades, according to a new study. To calculate how much ice Greenland has lost since 1972, an international team of researchers compiled a variety of data sources ...

No damage in BGC building after water tank ruptured during quake
philstar.com - 2019-04-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Normal operations have resumed in a building in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City after a water ruptured during the magnitude 6.1 earthquake on Monday. In a statement, the management of Net Group confirmed that a water tanked ...

Duterte says he won't appoint a new Budget Secretary
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 23) -- The Department of Budget and Management will have no permanent head until 2022, President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday. In a situation briefing with ...

NPA ambush kills six soldiers
philstar.com - 2019-04-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Communist guerillas killed six soldiers and wounded six others on Tuesday, the military said, in one of the deadliest recent attacks in the country's 50-year-old Maoist insurgency. Members of the New People's Army detonated bombs in ...

'Liquefaction may cause the building tilt'
philstar.com - 2019-04-23
"Meron po sigurong movement sa foundation, merong liquefaction, or loosening of the soil sa ilalim kaya may failure kaya po po nagkaroon ng tilting if ever," Roger Legaspi, city engineer of Manila, said in a radio interview with DZMM. (There may be ...

Magnitude 6.5 to 7.2 quake in Metro Manila could kill at least 40,000 -- Phivolcs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-23
MANILA, Philippines -- If a magnitude 6.5 to 7.2 earthquake strikes Metro Manila and Greater Manila, an estimated casualty count of at least 40,000 can be expected, the Philippine Institute of ...

Job matching startup awarded at global ICT event in Geneva
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-23
Social impact tech startup Connected Women was recognized as a champion for e-employment at the World Summit for Information Society (WSIS) Forum held at Place des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Connected Women is a technology-driven social impact start ...

Climate change makes poor countries poorer, widening global inequality, researchers say
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-23
(CNN) -- Climate change is having a serious impact on economic growth across the world -- and it's worse for poor countries that already had a lot of catching up to do, according to a new study.

Philippines-China economic and trade ties better than ever -- Arroyo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The economic and trade cooperation between the Philippines and China has been better than ever, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said Tuesday. "Clearly, the economic ...

PSEi slips lower as investors wait for quake damage info
Inquirer - 2019-04-23
It was followed by Ayala Corp., down 1.93 percent to P865, International Container Terminal Services, down 1.39 percent to P127.50, Jollibee Foods Corp., down 0.26 percent to P302.20 and BDO ...

Bersamin orders inspection of court houses following quake
philstar.com - 2019-04-23
MANILA, Philippines (Updated 11:05 a.m.) -- Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin has ordered the inspection of courthouses where a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Monday afternoon. Bersamin instructed the Office of the Court Administrator to conduct an immediate ...

LIST: Flight cancellations after the Luzon and Visayas quakes
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 23) -- Dozens of flights have been canceled following back-to-back quakes in Zambales and Eastern Samar. The Clark International Airport will be closed until ...

Filipino domestic worker in HK guilty of stealing from Japanese clothing store
Global Nation - 2019-04-23
A Filipino domestic worker in Hong Kong pleaded guilty to one charge of theft after stealing items from a Uniqlo store. The woman, identified only as Lulu A.P., was sentenced to three days in ...

SM Prime to spend P80-B for new malls, condos in 2019
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-23
The company told the Philippine Stock Exchange that it is scheduled to open an SMX convention center beside the existing SM City Clark in Pampanga, as well as the Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo and ...

China buys a lot of Iranian oil, and it's not happy at all with U.S. sanctions
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-23
Beijing on Monday slammed the Trump administration's announcement that ... global head of energy analysis at the Oil Price Information Service. He described the U.S. move as "very disruptive."

Owner of collapsed Pampanga supermarket surrenders; gov't wants grocery chain closed
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-23
Porac, Pampanga (CNN Philippines, April 23) -- The owner of a supermarket chain whose store collapsed voluntarily surrendered to the police's investigative unit, Philippine National Police Chief ...

Rescuers race to find survivors after Philippine quake kills 15
Reuters - 2019-04-23
PORAC, Philippines (Reuters) - Rescue teams in the Philippines ... Slideshow (6 Images) The earthquake was felt strongly in key business areas of Manila, with residential and office buildings evacuated after being shaken for several minutes.

NCRPO on full alert status after 6.1-magnitude Luzon quake
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will be on full alert until Wednesday following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that shook Metro Manila and other parts of ...

Luzon quake death toll climbs to at least 16
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 23) -- The strong earthquake that rocked parts of Luzon has left 16 dead, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Zambales, Eastern Samar quakes 'not related'
philstar.com - 2019-04-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The two strong earthquakes that struck Luzon and Visayas for two consecutive days were not related, a Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology official said Tuesday. Science Undersecretary and PHIVOLCS Director Renato ...

Cebu Pacific cancels flights until April 24 due to Clark airport closure
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Cebu Pacific on Tuesday announced more flight cancellations following the closure of the Clark International Airport in Pampanga. The airport incurred heavy damage after a ...

No tsunami threat after magnitude 6.5 Visayas quake
philstar.com - 2019-04-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) on Tuesday assured the public that there was no threat of a tsunami following a strong earthquake that shook Eastern Samar. A magnitude 6.5 earthquake was reported in ...

Psei down in morning trade as investors digest Luzon quake aftermath
philstar.com - 2019-04-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine shares were in the red at the end of the morning trade Tuesday as investors digest the aftermath of a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck Luzon on Monday. As of market recess Tuesday, the bellwether Philippine Stock ...

Luzon grid on red alert a day after strong earthquake
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 23) -- The power grid operator placed Luzon on red alert, indicating a reserve shortfall that may result in service interruptions, in the wake of the ...

Quake-hit Pampanga to declare state of calamity soon -- Pineda
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda said she has already recommended to the Sangguniang Panglalawigan the declaration of a state of calamity over the entire province following ...

At least 11 are dead and 24 missing after powerful earthquake strikes the Philippines
Business Insider - 2019-04-23
PORAC, Philippines (AP) -- Rescuers found more bodies overnight in the rubble of a supermarket that crashed down in a powerful earthquake that also damaged other buildings and an airport in the northern Philippines, raising the death toll to 11, officials ...

Pilipinas Shell pays tribute to "Women Who Drive the Future"
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-23
Shell General Manager for External Relations-Asia Pacific Xiaowei Liu, Philippine Daily Inquirer business editor Tina Dumlao, Opal Portfolio Investments president Ida Tiongson, and TraXion chief ...

VXI wins prestigious Best Company of the Year award
Inquirer - 2019-04-23
VXI Philippines won its first-ever Best Company of the Year award as well as Best Contact Center and BPO Company ... building intuitive technology that benefits VXI, the IT-BPO/BPM industry ...

No imminent danger for leaning Emilio Aguinaldo College building in Manila, engineers assure
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 23) -- An initial assessment of the building in Manila that appeared to have tilted on its side following a strong earthquake that hit parts of Luzon showed ...

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