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20 Filipinos coming home from Libya amid fighting
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) -- At least 20 Filipinos are returning to the country amid the fighting in Libya, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday. The Philippine ...

Philippine Catholics lash themselves in penance ahead of Easter
Reuters - 2019-04-18
PAMPANGA (Reuters) - Dozens of barefoot penitents in the Philippines whipped themselves and carried large ... "We always pray for strength, (good) health for our families, and thank God for blessings," said Roger Aquino, a 59-year-old village official ...

Amazon to pull plug on China retail operations-report
Inquirer - 2019-04-18
SHANGHAI -- Amazon plans to close down its online retail operations that cater to consumers in China in an apparent admission of defeat to local e-commerce rivals such as Alibaba and JD.com, a ...

Tagle tells Catholics to stop spreading fake news, hate speech
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-18
... Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle told Catholics to avoid spreading fake news and hate speech in his homily at the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros, Manila on Maundy Thursday. "Andami-dami nang tagapagdala ng (Many are delivering) bad news, fake news ...

PH falls in press freedom index
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) -- The Philippines further dropped its ranking in the list of safest countries for journalists by Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Border (RSF).

Asian stocks sink after Wall Street declines
Inquirer - 2019-04-18
BEIJING - Asian stocks fell Thursday after Wall Street declined despite encouraging Chinese economic data. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong all retreated. Sydney was little ...

Malacañang execs take Lenten break: Where are they headed?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang officials are taking a holiday from their hectic work schedules this Holy Week while President Rodrigo Duterte spends his Lenten break in his hometown ...

PH is 5th country with highest number of reported measles cases since 2018 - WHO
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) -- A World Health Organization (WHO) study revealed that the Philippines ranks 5th among countries with the highest number of reported measles cases for ...

Warm and humid on Maundy Thursday - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The easterlies will bring warm and humid weather across the country on Maundy Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration ...

Pinterest IPO: Share Price Set At $19, Higher Than Proposed Range
International Business Times - 2019-04-18
Pinterest begins trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and has set its IPO at a high-end $19 a share instead of its original proposed range of $15 to $17. The strategy worked and the "visual discovery site" enters Wall Street with $1.43 ...

Cardinal Tagle: Deliver good news instead of fake news, hate speech
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-18
... Tagle wanted Catholics to embody as he led the Chrism Mass on Maundy Thursday at the Manila Cathedral. "Ang dami-dami nang tagapagdala ng bad news, fake news, hate speech. We, today, all ...

Close to 30,000 passengers monitored in ports nationwide
philstar.com - 2019-04-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Close to 30,000 passengers flocked to ports nationwide Thursday morning, data from the Philippine Coast Guard showed. The PCG in a release to reporters said that it monitored 29,910 outbound passengers in all ports from midnight of ...

Duterte, the economy and the elusive Philippines unicorn
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-04-18
The Philippines, with an English-proficient population ... in opinion writing by the Society of Publishers in Asia for his Nikkei Asian Review work.

No campaigning during Maundy Thursday, Good Friday - Comelec
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) -- Candidates for the upcoming elections would have to put their campaigning on hold for the next 48 hours, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminded.

No campaigning during Maundy Thursday, Good Friday - Comelec
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) -- Candidates for the upcoming elections would have to put their campaigning on hold for the next 48 hours, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminded.

Roads closed for repairs, procession
philstar.com - 2019-04-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Four major thoroughfares in Metro Manila were closed to traffic yesterday for repairs, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said. The MMDA said the Department of Public Works and Highways would repair two road ...

DOJ finds probable cause to charge Acierto, 7 others in magnetic lifters shabu case
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 17) -- Prosecutors from the Department of Justice have found probable cause to charge former police officer Eduardo Acierto, former Philippine Drug ...

Most Filipinos back ICC case vs. Xi - SWS
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) -- Most Filipinos support the complaint filed against Chinese President Xi Jinping at the International Criminal Court (ICC), saying it sends a strong ...

Building Business Capabilities in the Millennial Digital & Mobile Age
Yahoo Finance - 2019-04-18
Philippines and Indonesia. Listen to how these rainmakers blend the latest technological breakthrough and discover more high-value business opportunities. Content features both strategic and ...

Disney donates $5 million to help rebuild Notre Dame
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-18
(CNN) -- Disney is joining the efforts to help restore Notre Dame. Disney is donating $5 million in aid to help rebuild the 850-year-old cathedral after a fire severely damaged it this week, the ...

BOP surplus extends for 5th straight month in March
philstar.com - 2019-04-17
A surplus means more foreign exchange flowed into the country from exports, remittances from overseas Filipinos, business process outsourcing earnings and tourism receipts than what flowed out to pay for the importation of more goods, services, and capital.

DOT gears up for Holy Week tourist influx
philstar.com - 2019-04-17
"For this season, we would like to invite our Filipino tourists as well as international tourists to relive and renew their Christian faith by ... Lungsod ng Maynila Chapel, Mapua University Chapel, Lyceum of the Philippines University Chapel, Colegio ...

Time to be heroic
Inquirer - 2019-04-17
Question: My plan is to earn as much as I can while I am still young and then retire at 50, enjoy the rest of my life vacationing and perhaps engage in charitable work. Is that a feasible life goal?

After infra, agri
Inquirer - 2019-04-17
or a systematic effort to produce these machines with local materials and local labor. And on the subject of the low 35 percent tariffication where half of the farmers will get even less income ...

These myths about sleep are hurting your health, study warns
USA Today - 2019-04-17
Snoring is harmless. Five hours of sleep is enough. Alcohol before bed helps. These are all sleep myths debunked as false in a peer-reviewed study published Tuesday in National Sleep Foundation's journal Sleep Health. After reviewing more than 8,000 ...

Main stock index up slightly in thin trade
Inquirer - 2019-04-17
On the other hand, Megaworld and SM Investments fell by over 1 percent. Ayala land, Jollibee, Ayala Corp., SM Prime and URC all slipped.

Duterte: Drugs prevalent in Batangas province, Lucena City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Illegal drugs are prevalent in the province of Batangas and in Lucena City in the province of Quezon, President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday. The President made the ...

Lyric is a startup trying to combine the best parts of a hotel and an Airbnb -- and it just got $160 million in a round led by Airbnb itself
Business Insider - 2019-04-17
On Wednesday, short-term rental startup Lyric announced it closed $160 million in Series B funding to bring its highly curated rental spaces to new markets across the United States. Airbnb led the round, and other participants include a who's who of tech ...

Pinterest's IPO team wants to convince investors that it has more in common with Google than Snap
Business Insider - 2019-04-17
Pinterest wants investors to know it's not like Snapchat. During recent meetings with investors ahead of its upcoming IPO, Pinterest's team has gone to pains to position the company as a visual discovery tool. A key part of the sales pitch during Snap's ...

Congressional ban on Chinese telecom equipment on track for late summer
YAHOO! - 2019-04-17
WASHINGTON -- Amid ongoing international debate about how to confront the national security threats from 5G, a congressionally mandated ban on U.S. government business deals with several Chinese telecom companies, including Huawei and ZTE, is on track to ...

Fingerprick PSA Test Has In-Office Results in 12 Minutes
Medscape - 2019-04-17
Instead of waiting days or even weeks for the result of a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, physicians and their patients can now have the information in minutes, thanks to a novel device recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

SAP veteran Robert Enslin joins Google Cloud
ZDNet - 2019-04-17
Former SAP veteran Robert Enslin is joining Google Cloud as its new president of global customer operations, the company announced Wednesday. Enslin begins on April 22 and will report to the new Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian. He's replacing Paul-Henri ...

Rocket launching with cargo for International Space Station
CBS News - 2019-04-17
After loading last-minute cargo and biological samples, including 40 mice, Northrop Grumman engineers readied an Antares rocket and Cygnus supply ship for launch from Virginia's Eastern Shore Wednesday on a two-day flight to the International Space Station ...

Researchers restore functions to pig's brain hours after death
Upi.com - 2019-04-17
April 17 (UPI) --Using a solution created to preserve brain tissue, a system called BrainEx, scientists at the Yale School of Medicine were able to restore some basic cellular functions inside a pig's brain hours after death. "The intact brain of a large ...

Sandigan allows Antonio Floirendo to travel to Hong Kong again
philstar.com - 2019-04-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Sandiganbayan has granted the request of Davao del Norte second district Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. to travel to Hong Kong again. "Over the objection from the prosecution, the instant motion is... granted, subject to the usual ...

Surgical safety checklist linked to decline in hospital deaths
Upi.com - 2019-04-17
April 17 (UPI) --Around the world, approximately 234 million surgeries take place and many deaths occur during the process. After the World Health Organization's Surgical Safety Checklist went into effect in 2018, patient deaths after surgeries fell by a ...

The president of $20 billion Stripe explains how payments tech could 'change the trajectory of the internet economy'
Business Insider - 2019-04-17
Stripe started in 2010 with a simple idea from brothers and co-founders Patrick and John Collison: Give developers a simple way to take credit card payments from within their apps and websites, using just a few lines of code. From there, Stripe has grown ...

Fortune Life fetes outstanding sales agents
philstar.com - 2019-04-17
MANILA, Philippines -- In recognition of its outstanding sales managers and agents, Fortune Life held recently its 34th Annual Awards at the Citystate Tower Hotel, Manila. The event was graced by Insurance Commissioner Dennis Funa as guest of honor and ...

Hot money outflow hits 30-month high at $739 million
philstar.com - 2019-04-17
MANILA, Philippines -- More foreign portfolio investments or speculative funds were pulled out of the Philippines in March, resulting in a net outflow of $739 million, the biggest in 30 months or since the $807.15 million outflow was recorded in September ...

How a Chicago Woman Fell Victim to Candida Auris, a Drug-Resistant Fungus
nytimes.com - 2019-04-17
Gregory Spoor got the distressing news about his wife on the morning of Jan. 16 while standing outside her room in the intensive care unit at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. The doctor explained that Stephanie Spoor, 64, had contracted a "rare ...

Maria Ressa named among Time Magazine's '100 Most Influential People' of 2019
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 17) -- Rappler CEO Maria Ressa has been named among the world's 100 "Most Influential People" of 2019 by Time Magazine. The veteran journalist joins singers ...

Duterte questions if U.S. will join PH side on sea row
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday questioned whether the United States will come to help the Philippines should invoking the arbitral award on the ...

Scientists Restore Some Function In The Brains Of Dead Pigs
NPR - 2019-04-17
The brains of dead pigs have been somewhat revived by scientists hours after the animals were killed in a slaughterhouse. The Yale University research team is careful to say that none of the brains regained the kind of organized electrical activity ...

A 'Pink moon' will light up the sky this Good Friday
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 17) -- A lunar phenomena is expected to rise at the end of this week. According to Old Farmer's Almanac, the oldest almanac in North America, April's full ...

A 'Pink moon' will light up the sky this Good Friday
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 17) -- A lunar phenomena is expected to rise at the end of this week. According to Old Farmer's Almanac, the oldest almanac in North America, April's full ...

Duterte tags Batangas, Lucena City for drugs
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said illegal drugs in Lucena City in Quezon and in Batangas were prevalent. "Please do not be offended.

Tesda revs up training of travel service providers ahead of PHL tourism boom
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-17
"We are anticipating more demand for qualified workers in the tourism industry and, at the same time, there have been some changes in how the tours and travel business is now being ...

The Early Signs of Stroke You Need to Know--Even If You're Young
YAHOO! - 2019-04-17
Like with many other health concerns, your risk of having a stroke increases as you get older. In fact, every 10 years after age 55, your stroke risk nearly doubles, according to the American Stroke Association. But strokes can and do happen at any age ...

French tycoons show competitive streak over Notre Dame donations
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-17
As the France woke up in collective sadness at the fire damage to Notre Dame Cathedral, its richest businessman, Bernard Arnault, and his luxury goods group LVMH answered that call with a pledge ...

Prime Infra eyes Wawa groundbreaking by next year
philstar.com - 2019-04-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Prime Infra, the infrastructure company led by ports and casino tycoon Enrique Razon, plans to start the development of an 80-meter dam in Montalban next year in hopes of having its first water delivered by 2021. In a statement ...

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