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Netflix is developing a print magazine
Mashable - 2019-04-12
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Villar tops SWS survey
philstar.com - 2019-04-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Reelectionist Sen. Cynthia Villar topped the latest senatorial survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) taken from March 28 to 31, obtaining a 57 percent voter preference. She was followed by re-electionist Sen. Grace Poe ...

Disney Plus isn't a 'Netflix killer,' but other streamers like Apple should be worried
Business Insider - 2019-04-12
On Thursday, Disney unveiled the key details of its upcoming streaming service, Disney Plus, and in the aftermath, the phrase "Netflix killer" got thrown around in articles and on social media. It's easy to see why. Disney Plus has an attractive price ...

Going viral: Measles spreads, but pro-vax messages gain ground
YAHOO! - 2019-04-12
The internet - the place where the anti-vaccine message gained traction in the first place - might be turning in favor of vaccines, a preliminary study suggests. The authors hold out hope that the same medium that led many parents to withhold the ...

2 Pinays bound for China intercepted at NAIA
philstar.com - 2019-04-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday barred from leaving the country two Filipina workers believed to be hired as surrogate mothers in China. The passengers were about to board a Cebu Pacific flight to Hong Kong when they were ...

As Ebola Cases Rise in Congo, the W.H.O. Declines to Issue Emergency Declaration
nytimes.com - 2019-04-12
Despite a worsening Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization on Friday again decided not to declare the outbreak a global health emergency. While expressing "deep concern" about the number of increasing cases in ...

POEA bans deployment of newly-hired Filipinos to Libya
Global Nation - 2019-04-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued on Friday (April 12) a resolution on imposing a total deployment ban of newly - hired Filipino workers to ...

DTI chief: PHL seeks more investments from China
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-12
The summit was attended by Chinese business leaders seeking investment opportunities in the Philippines. "The Philippines and China have a special relationship that began when President Duterte ...

PHL, Czech Republic strengthen bilateral economic relations
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-12
The delegation also visited Aero Vodochody aerospace facility to identify potential collaborations between the Philippine and Czech aerospace sectors. Closer collaboration in these areas will be ...

BSA partners with PHL government to push use of legal software assets
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-12
The initiative aims to promote to tens of thousands of business leaders the legal, productivity and security benefits of using licensed software. The drive came on the heels of a recent public ...

Rebooted lives: Easter thoughts
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-12
I encountered the term "reinvent" initially when it was the mantra du jour of business experts and motivational speakers, urging dinosaur companies to embrace change or become extinct.

Ateneo official resigns over Marcos invite gaffe
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) -- An Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) official resigned over the controversial invite of a daughter of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos to the university's art event. In a statement, University President Fr.

Colmenares: No president should be allowed to attack the judiciary
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Bayan Muna chairperson and opposition senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares said Friday Filipinos must ensure that no future president shall attack the judiciary to keep its ...

Duterte skips Marawi election campaign due to bad weather - Palace
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) -- The President skipped a campaign rally for his Senate bets Friday. President Rodrigo Duterte was scheduled to attend a campaign rally for the PDP-Laban ...

Duterte skips Marawi election campaign due to bad weather - Palace
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-12
President Rodrigo Duterte was scheduled to attend a campaign rally for the PDP-Laban party to be held at the Mindanao State University campus in Marawi City, but he was a no-show. Presidential ...

12 Abu Sayyaf men killed in military operations in Sulu
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-12
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Twelve suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), including a top Sahiron aide, were killed in four separate encounters in Sulu Thursday. At least two dozen ...

Global stocks rise after China reports stronger exports
Inquirer - 2019-04-12
BEIJING - Global stock prices rose Friday after China reported unexpectedly strong March exports despite tariff war with Washington. Market benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Hong Kong ...

Alsons Consolidated appoints acting chief executive
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-12
Mr. Santillan became a director on June 11, 1996. He has been the executive vice-president since April 27, 1995. He heads the business development group of the Alcantara group, while being the executive vice-president of Alto Power Management Corp. since ...

Asian stocks mixed after listless Wall Street day
Inquirer - 2019-04-12
BEIJING -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after a mixed Wall Street close on listless trading. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Sydney and Seoul rose. Shanghai and Hong Kong declined as ...

Andaya urges Duterte to restore more than P80B cut in 2019 budget
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-12
MANILA, Philippines -- House Appropriations Chair Rolando Andaya Jr. on Friday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to restore the more than P80 billion allegedly slashed by the Senate in the 2019 ...

Why Filipinos sell their votes, and for how much
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- It is illegal to buy and sell votes. However, this has been the practice for many Filipinos. For two decades now, politicians have been hiring Juan, not his real ...

Triple whammy enrages Poe: No water, no power, no internet
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Barely few days before the Holy Week, Filipinos are already suffering the brunt of a "modern-day Calvary"-water shortage, rotating brownouts, and no internet.

PH, U.S. officials: Warship in South China Sea not meant to stir trouble
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) -- Military officials from the Philippines and U.S. on Friday assured China it should not be worried by the sailing of a massive U.S. Navy warship in the ...

Philippine Red Cross on full alert this Holy Week
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-12
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will be on full alert during the Holy Week break and will deploy around 2,000 workers and volunteers and 150 ambulances nationwide to ...

Zarate asks Duterte to fix power problem
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-12
Currently, power supply in some towns in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal, and Batangas have been cut off by the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) as part of its manual load dropping.

ICTSI sets aside $380M for 2019 capex
Inquirer - 2019-04-12
Razon group-led International Terminal Container Services Inc. (ICTSI) has earmarked $380 million for capital outlays this year, a period of "cautious optimism" for the group despite lingering ...

De Lima seeks probe into alleged human trafficking syndicate in Naia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Leila De Lima on Friday said she would be filing a Senate bill for the conduct of a probe into the alleged human trafficking syndicate operating at the Ninoy ...

Empire East and PAG-IBIG offer more affordable payment term to homebuyers
Inquirer - 2019-04-12
Real estate developer Empire East and development fund company PAG-IBIG undergoes a ceremonial contract signing on April 8, 2019 at the Uptown Mall, Taguig City to officially celebrate a more ...

Pernod Ricard launches its 2030 Sustainability & Responsibility Roadmap
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-12
These 2030 commitments provide us with a focused framework across our business in helping to address some of the biggest sustainability issues, so consumers can enjoy our products in a convivial ...

Comelec: Candidates who break election rules confirm they don't respect the law
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) again warns against breaking campaign rules as election day draws nearer. In an interview with CNN Philippines ...

Retired Cotabato archbishop denies soliciting money for hospital bills
philstar.com - 2019-04-12
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Retired Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo on Friday denied soliciting money for his hospital bills via text messages. Quevedo warned residents in Central Mindanao not to donate any amount to the sender of the text ...

Asia driving global mobile payments, with eight in top 10 markets
ZDNet - 2019-04-12
Vietnam is the fastest-growing global market in mobile payments, clocking a 24 percent climb from last year, with 61 percent of its consumers tapping such services. Across the globe, China leads the pack with 86 percent of its population tapping mobile ...

De Lima seeks furlough to vote in May 13 polls
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) -- Detained Senator Leila de Lima has asked a local court to allow her to exercise her right to vote on the May 13 national and local elections.

China counters PH officials: Spratlys is ours
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) -- China maintained its claim on the Spratlys Group of Islands amid strong words from Philippine officials that China "took" what "is ours," and its ...

De Lima seeks furlough to vote in May 2019 polls
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-12
MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Leila de Lima on Friday filed an urgent motion at the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court Branches 205 asking that she be granted furlough to vote in the coming May ...

Ex-AFP comptroller Jacinto Ligot convicted of perjury
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) -- The anti-graft court on Friday found retired Lt. Gen. Jacinto Ligot, former military comptroller, guilty of perjury over false declarations in his ...

Bong Go vows positive change in countryside
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-12
PONTEVEDRA, Negros Occidental - Former Special Assistant to the President and 2019 senatorial candidate Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go on Thursday reached out to the ordinary people here ...

Immigration stops 2 women hired to be surrogate mothers in China from leaving PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said it stopped two women hired to become surrogate mothers in China from leaving the Philippines. In a statement, the ...

DPWH reopens northbound lanes of Concordia Bridge in Manila
philstar.com - 2019-04-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Just in time for the exodus of travelers for Holy Week, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the reconstruction of the 24-lineal-meter Concordia Bridge in Paco, Manila. The DPWH opened the northbound ...

130 nabbed for drugs, illegal guns in Laguna
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-12
SAN PEDRO CITY -- The police arrested 130 crime suspects in simultaneous operations within 24 hours in Laguna province, authorities said Friday. Laguna police spokesperson Police Major Jojo ...

Daraga mayor seeks transfer to Manila of murder trial due to threats
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo has appealed to judicial authorities to move from Legazpi City to Manila the venue of his murder trial allegedly after receiving threats to his life.

BREAK: Ex-military comptroller convicted of perjury
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Sandiganbayan has convicted former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Comptroller retired Lt. Gen. Jacinto Ligot for six counts of perjury. In its decision on Friday ...

Quest for the next big idea made easy
Inquirer - 2019-04-12
As much as possible, it should be a customer-centric, media-neutral idea that supports the strategy/ies identified in order to deliver the business objectives. Q: How does one prepare to think of ...

Chinese national slips past kidnappers in Parañaque
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-12
MANILA, Philippines - A Chinese national escaped from his abductors in Parañaque City Wednesday afternoon, the city police department said. Police said the 28 year-old victim was snatched from ...

Duterte threatens to veto 2019 budget bill
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 11) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he will study the insertions in the 2019 budget and he would not hesitate to veto the entire bill if he ...

Globe apologizes to customers for 7-hour service interruption
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Globe Telecom has apologized to its customers over a temporary internet and data service interruption which happened from 1:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Friday. In an advisory ...

Luzon grid on red alert for 13 hours
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) --The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) raised a red alert -- the highest alert -- for the Luzon grid for the third consecutive day on ...

Winter is over: HBO brings down curtain on TV phenom 'Game of Thrones'
philstar.com - 2019-04-12
She cited the show's iconic tagline -- "Winter is coming" -- an ominous warning about the harsh weather ahead, but perhaps also a portent of the end of the world -- and an allegorical nod to the real-life climate change emergency, Martin has acknowledged.

$308-M cruise center to break ground
Inquirer - 2019-04-12
Integrated resort operator Bloomberry Resorts Corp. plans to break ground for the $308-million luxury Solaire Cruise Center by the third quarter of this year, aiming to complete the first phase ...

Trade deficit further widens
Inquirer - 2019-04-12
Merchandise exports declined for the third straight month while imports posted growth for two consecutive months in February, further widening the trade-in-goods deficit to $6.708 billion at the ...

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